Sir Alex Ferguson has congratulated Arsene Wenger for surpassing his record for most games managed in the Premier League.
Wenger took charge of his 811th Premier League game on Sunday when his side drew 1-1 with West Brom. His total now surpasses the 810 games managed by Sir Alex Ferguson during his stint as Manchester United boss.
Ferguson, who retired at the of the 2012/13 campaign, has congratulated the Frenchman for his achievement. In a statement via the League Managers’ Association, he said: “I applaud Arsene on surpassing my record of managing 810 Premier League games.
“It is a fantastic milestone which has required the highest standards of dedication and professional management to achieve. I doubt his record, whatever it turns out to be, will ever be beaten. Congratulations on a truly remarkable career and great service to football and Arsenal FC.”
Wenger and Ferguson’s relationship improved as the years went by, so it’s hardly a surprise the Scot has graciously accepted Wenger’s achievement. The Arsenal manager is in his 22nd season, and will break many more records by the time he’s finished.
His contract runs until 2019, by which point he will have managed so many games it’s hard to see how anyone could surpass him. Few clubs will ever give a manager longer than a year in the top flight, never mind the two decades Arsenal have given Wenger.
Hopefully, he and his team will pick up a few more trophies before he finally calls it a day.